Reverend Run and wife Justine Simmons welcome Miley Justine

12/26/2007 at 01:36 PM ET

In better late than never news, Reverend Run, 43, and his wife Justine Simmons, 42, adopted an American-born baby girl in September, whom they named Miley Justine Simmons.  Miley was one month old when they brought her home and will make her debut on the family’s MTV reality series, Run’s House, in January.

The couple lost their first daughter together, Victoria Anne, an hour after birth when she came into the world with a condition known as omphalocele.

Justine said,

People say, ‘You need to mourn,’ and you do, but only a little because the more you mourn, the more you want to mourn.  I would have landed in depression.

The couple decided to adopt Miley — now 4 months — because, as Justine says,

I wanted a girl really bad, and I knew I wasn’t going to try again.  That could have really messed me up.

The couple had been planning to adopt for a while.  Back in March, she told Essence magazine,

We take for granted that we can just have a baby. But I couldn’t.Maybe part of the reason God let this happen is because He wanted us toadopt.

Run added,

She’s brought so much energy to the house. My wife cried the other day when Miley busted out laughing. It’s heaven to have this baby come into our house at this time, at Christmas.

Rev and Justine have been married for 12 years. Rev has three children from his first marriage, Vanessa, 24, Angela, 20, and Joseph "JoJo," 18, and two sons with Justine, Daniel "Diggy," 12, and Russell "Russy," 10.

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Source: US Weekly, January 7, 2008 issue

FILED UNDER: Babies , News

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Loralee on

This is such a beautiful family with so much love to give. I’m certain they made the decision to adopt this beautiful little girl with much thoughtfulness and prayer. God Bless them all.

AnIntelligentMind on

Congratulations to them. I’m truly happy for them and little Miley is gorgeous

janine on

that is one pretty little girl! I’m sure she’ll be truly loved

mary on

I like this family. His show is funny and I love the end of his show on “reflection” The best of luck to the family. She is a beautiful baby.

perfectsadie on

Oh, I’m so happy for this family. Their tragedy won’t be erased, but sadness can be balanced and this may have truly been God’s plan for them all. And, what a beautiful baby! Rev Run and Justine look so happy. I hope they really are.

J-Lin on

I am so happy for them. I love the show and felt their pain when they lost Victoria.

So many black children need homes. I hope Rev. Run and Justine can serve as role models for other black families to consider adoption.

Miohelle Nicole on

We love Run’s House, we watch it together as a family, one of the few shows on TV that an entire family can watch. I love Justin and Run, the love and comedy in the house makes us feel a part of the Simmons family. If I didn’t know, I would never have guessed that Justin wasn’t their biological mother. It’s terrific for Angela, Vanessa and Jo-Jo to have two mothers.

God bless Miley, she’s cute.

Michelle Nicole

Christen on

That just warms my heart! I’m happy for them and their family. I know how tragic it is to lose a child and its wonderful that they finally have the baby they have been wanting for so long! His show is hilarious too, I’m excited to see the new season and when they introduce Miley!

Ericka on

what an adorable baby! I’m so happy for them! I can’t wait too see her on the show

Taylor on

What a beautiful baby girl! What a wonderful Christmas gift for the family, too!

Dana on

Awww, how precious. I’m so happy for them to find peace through the sadness.

Nisha on

Michelle Nicole:

I agree, Justine seems to be a fabulous stepmom. Very loving towards the older children and they seem to love and have bonded with her, as well.

Congrats to them!

Emily on

She is beautiful!!!

Noelle on

What an absolute cutie! :)

Sarah on

Wow, Congratulations to the Simmons family!! I watch Run’s House and absolutely adore that family, not only is Justine a great mom to Russy and Diggy, but she is equally loving toward Vanessa, Angela and JoJo. Congrats again, Miley is a definite cutie!

Crystal on

I am a huge fan of Run’s House! When they lost their baby and shared their heartbreak and pain with their viewers my heart broke for them. They were all crying as a family and so was I. I am so happy for this blessing. They definitely deserved it and I can’t wait for Miley to make her tv debut in January!

Meg on

Congratulations to them! It was so sad about their loss, and now they have something beautiful. They’re such a fun family to watch. :)

heather on

It’s obvious we all share the same sentiment about this family and the adoption. What a wonderful and deserving family, you know this little girl is going to have so much love!! They are a really wholesome close knit family and Miley is just as lucky to have them as they are her. She is a beautiful little girl and it’s funny but in that pic she almost looks like Rev Run. I think it’s the big expressive eyes or something, she’s just beautiful. I too can’t wait to see her on the show, she’s a month older than our daughter who was born in September so that will make it even cooler to watch her. Congrats to the Simmons Family =)

Drama Mama on

That is one beautiful baby. I’m sure they love her very much. They seem like great parents.

Karen on

I just started watching Runs House and found for all the reality shows on, that his family has my respect for the way the have raised their children and their lives. Miley is most beautiful and her life will be very full of love, laughter, and lots of big brothers and sisters. Sometimes life comes back to you, they were blessed.

Heather on

I’m really so happy for them after the loss of Victoria. This is great for them as a family and for little Miley. She’s adorable! I really love their show and Rev Run and Justine seem like fabulous parents. Congrats to them!

misha on

I totally agree with michelle nicole and nisha. When i first watched the show i had no idea that the older children weren’t her biological children. She seems so sweet and loving to ALL her children.

I love this family – I am so happy for them!

SuzyBee on

Run’s House is one of the most REAL reality shows on TV. When Victoria was born, I felt the family’s pain….and cried for them. I am so happy to hear about their new addition! Miley is adorable!!!!

Rachel on

Wow… what a beautiful baby and a beautiful family. I’ve always loved their show and honestly, I never knew that the oldest children were not Justine’s biological children (not that it really matters) but she clearly shows them all equal love and the children all respect her.
Losing a child is never easy for anyone but the faith and love that this couple has shown and the spirituality that they obviously have in their hearts and in their family will surely help them to get through. What a blessing to come from such a tragedy. I wish the whole family the best and especially little Miley :O)

Mary on

how exciting for them! of course watching the current episodes of run’s house, we have no idea that they’ve already adopted. congrats to their family. can’t wait to see the new episodes with the baby.

Gershom on

This child isn’t here to fullfill her or his wishes of a child. Adoptees aren’t “wishes” to fullfill the infertile dreams of having a baby. We are REAL people, with REAL families, not here to FIX anyone else’s problems. This is appalling, no mention what so ever of the trauma the adoptee is going through from losing her first family. Why not adopt her mother and help raise a new grandchild, ohhhh because then she wouldn’t be the “baby girl” mommy wanted to raise. yeah…adoption is REALLLLY child centered. NOT.

debjosy on

No hate on Rev Run and Justine, as i do like this family, but how come are they allowed to adopt so fast?. I thought the waiting list for babies especially in america is long? Did they use their influence or money to secure this baby?. I am just saying that i believe there is a double standard for ms Angelina Jolie, that somehow whenever she adopts everybody and there mama is up in arms as to the adoption time wait for her child. See what i mean. Do not be quick to judge unless you know all the facts.

FC on

Miley Justine is gorgeous, and so expressive already with that little face. :) I’m happy for Rev and Jus on the new baby. It’s written all over Justine’s face how happy she is to finally have that baby girl she’s been wanting for quite a long time. :)

I, too, can’t wait to see her make her debut on the show! :)

HollyCate on

God Bless them!!

Vir on

I am truly happy for the Simmons Family!! I look forward to adopting in the near future

Britni Anderosn on

im so happy for you and your family. i have grwon to feel like i know ur family very well and im sooooo happy that you guys have added the last addition to your family.Much happiness and love to ur family you guys are truley blessed.

Mommy2 on

Congrats Simmons family!

Many times adoptive parents and the adopted child will look alike. I am an adoptive mom of 2, (one as an infant and one as a teenager), and it’s remarkable how much they favor my family and my husband’s family! I feel that God has a sense of humor and does not make mistakes. So it was done on PURPOSE by Him. It was my PURPOSE to adopt those two children…it was His PURPOSE for Miley to be a Simmons!

I look forward to the new season and the new addition to their family!

gina on

Iam soooo happy for the simmons family!!! i was so devistated when they loss victoria. i watch the show all the time and was waiting for this little baby girl to be born.when i found out she died i cried!!! i felt for this beautiful family. iam tickled pink that they adopted a baby. the loss of victoria will never go away,but this new baby will open a new chapter in their lives filled with love and joy!!! god bless this family!!!

Andrea Lipsey on

Congradulations,You 2 are the best, Ilove your show,your family and the oneness that you share. My prayers are always with you and your family.Thanks for sharing your family with the world.

Andrea

E Harvey on

This is so exciting… I began watching the show because of my children and now I watch it faithfully every Thursday night. I’m anticipating the new episodes and I cannot wait to meet Lil’ Miley Justine. God knows what’s best for all of us and I feel that though it was tragic to lose one child that this opened the window for another Blessing and adoption is wonderful. Personally, being a former foster child and having had a great Foster family I feel that more Black families should consider it.

GOD BLESS YOU GUYS!!!

terri on

I think Miley has her daddy’s eyes. :)

niki on

God BLess the Simmons family she is so beautiful and they really do enjoy happiness throughout all the saddness and all the rain the sun has camed.

BETTY JEAN LEWIS on

DEAR MR.&MISS REV.
I WATCH YOUR SHOW EVERY WEEK I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND I ADMIRAL YOU AS A MAN,HUSBAND&FATHER THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE BLACK MEN LIKE YOU ON TELEIVISON SO EVERYONE CAN SEE THAT THERE ARE GOOD,RESPECTED&DECENT BLACK MEN LIKE YOU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. MISS.REV. YOU ARE AN INSPURATOIN TO ALL WOMEN BECAUSE THERES NOT MANY WOMEN THAT WILL ACCEPT THERE STEP CHILDERN LIKE YOU HAVE AND THOSE KIDS HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR YOU I SEE IT EVERY WEEK THAT I WATCHES YOUR SHOW.THERE IS A GENTLE SOUL IN YOU I FELT YOU PAIN WHEN YOU LOST YOUR BABY THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE MOTHERS LIKE YOU. STAY STRONG AND BE TRUE KEEP ON DOING WHAT YALL ARE DOING BECAUSE YOU AND REV RUN IS AN INSPURATION TO ALL PEOPLES NOT JUST BLACK WOMEN AND MEN. THANKYOU BOTH. BETTY

syretta on

I have watched Run’s house since it’s debut on MTV, I have never missed an episode this family is wonderful and they don’t over do it. When they loss the baby I think i cried for 2 days because Justine really wanted a baby girl, she has such great mother qualities that’s how a step-mom should be Congrats to the Simmons family can’t wait til beautiful Miley Simmons makes debut!!

Billie007 on

So happy for Rev Run & Justine!

Michelle on

I am so happy for the Simmons’. What a precious baby Miley is! And she is one lucky girl! I see a lot of love and spoiling in her future. ;) God bless them. They are truly a special family.

Maggie on

God is love…

Nikki on

Oh God Bless you little Miley, He placed you with a wonderful family.

Swandolyn Taylor on

I love Justine and Rev Run so much. I am very overjoyed for them. God bless the entire family, and the kids are terrific. Also God has placed Miley with a heaven sent family.

Iesha on

I would like to congratulate the Simmon’s family on their new additon to their already beautiful family!!Miley is a doll and fits perfectly in the family.I love you guys and may god continue to bless each of you!!

Marie on

OMG, baby Miley is so adorable. You would think that this was actually their biological baby. She looks just like them. What a beauty. :) Congrats Simmons’ family on your beautiful addition. Can’t wait to see Ms. Mile’s do her thang in the upcoming season. :)

Sara on

They are a really blessed family now that miley is in their life, I couldn’t be happier for them!

shayla sigers on

Your family is so blessed to have a beautiful baby gurl who is growing up in a lovely family. Who will love and care for her and treat her right!!!! I am so glad that you finally got your baby gurl and i pray that she is blessed and will have better brighter things in her future!! She is a beautiful baby gurl and i am pretty sure she will be even more beautiful when she gets older!!!!
Love always,
Shayla Sigers

rochelle perez on

im so happy that they have miley in their life and as a beutiful woman like justine i know she and rev are going to enjoy miley in their lives,although victoria is not with us i know she is probably smiling down on justine and is happy she has a baby.and remember GOD is love.

waleeda lee on

when is the next season going to be air on tv

Sarahy on

I”m happy for Rev and Justine for their Baby Miley Justine Simmons

eboni stell on

i watch your show every time it come on and your baby looks just like your family congradulations on your new edition to the family and god bless

Liliana d on

im so happy for the family wish the the best

Liliana d on

im so happy for the family wish the the best

mel on

HI IT IS SO AMAZING HOW DISAPPOINT CAN TURN TO HAPPINESS SO HAPPY 4 THE FAMILY AND WISH THEM LOTS OF LUCK WITH THEIR NEW ADDITION THE UK IS ONLY STARTED SHOWING RUN’S HOUSE SO I WILL BE GLUED TO THE TV. THANKS REV RUN 4 POSITIVE WORDS AND MAKING MYSELF REALIZE THAT THERE IS HOPE WHEREVER I TURN IN MY LIFEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Jovani on

May this family have all of the blessings that they deserve. Miley is in great company. They are loving, kind, and compassionate. May they find all the happiness with this new addition to their family.

kapaya on

awww! that baby is the cutest thing ver. awww! i can’t stop staring at her.

Joanna on

An awesome family! Welcome Miley to the Simmons family- you will be truly loved. May God continue to bless the Simmons family. Great job Reverend Run and Justine! I adore your show. It’s good to see a loving functional family of black people.

God on

when i saw the end shocker of Run’s House, i was in tears. They are a great family and really deserved a baby and I’m happy to see that they adopted Miley and now they are and even happier family. I see them as an ideal family and sometimes I wish they were my own family due to their hilarious times and also sorrowful times that we could all feel together.

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